A very attractive and charming watercolor by the hand of the world’s most famous painter of cats from the 19th century; Henriëtte Ronner-Knip. Depicting a playful kitten with a dragonfly. Even though the watercolor has been painter with a swift touch, the kitten is more than lifelike and seems to be ready to jump straight out of the watercolor. Which shows to great talent of Henriëtte to grasp the life and spirit of the real life cats she would use as models for her works of art.

Artist: Henriëtte Ronner-Knip (1821-1909)
Size: 26 x 18
Signed: Top right
Material: watercolor on paper.

Price: 9.750 EUR


Henriëtte Ronner-Knip born in 1821 was the daughter of landscape artist Josephus Augustus Knip. She was the first active female artist to join ‘Arti et Amicitae’ in Amsterdam. In the beginning of her career, Henriëtte painted landscapes, which were more and more pushed to the background by very realistically painted animals. Later she moved to Brussels. It is there where she would really specialize in cats and kittens. Usually against the background of exclusive fabrics, antique furniture and other luxury items.


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